adjective Etymology: Henry Walter Bates died 1892 English naturalist Date: 1896 characterized by or being mimicry involving resemblance of an innocuous species to another that is protected from predators by repellent qualities (as unpalatability) <
a Batesian mimic

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  • Batesian mimicry — [bāt′sē ən] n. a kind of mimicry in which one species, to make itself less vulnerable to a particular predator, imitates the structure and coloration of another species that is unpalatable, difficult to capture, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Batesian mimicry — the condition where a rare and harmless species (the mimic) closely resembles a common and distasteful species (the model) and thus escapes being eaten as it deceives a predator (the operator) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Batesian mimicry — A form of deceptive mimicry in which a palatable species assumes the appearance of a species distasteful or poisonous to a predator; false warning color; allosematic color; pseudaposematic color; see Mullerian mimicry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Batesian mimicry — /bayt see euhn/, Ecol. the protective resemblance in appearance of a palatable or harmless species, as the viceroy butterfly, to an unpalatable or dangerous species, as the monarch butterfly, that is usually avoided by predators. Cf. Müllerian… …   Universalium

  • Batesian mimicry — noun the resemblance of one or more non poisonous species to a poisonous species, for example, the scarlet king snake and the coral snake …   Wiktionary

  • Batesian mimicry — [ beɪtsɪən] noun Zoology mimicry in which an animal is protected by its resemblance to one avoided by predators. Origin C19: named after the English naturalist Henry W. Bates …   English new terms dictionary

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